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reelescape1 posted 02-02-2002 05:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for reelescape1   Send Email to reelescape1  
I'm taking the plunge! Repowering the 22' OR with a single 225 EFI Yammie....just can't resist!!!
peteinsf posted 02-02-2002 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
Four stroke?
GAwhale posted 02-02-2002 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
HI reelescape1.
I noticed from another thread that you now have twin Evinrudes.

Are you buying from The Outboard Shop in Charleston, SC? They seem to be very big on the Yamahas. I will be curious to hear about your experience. I sometimes wish I had purchased through them.

reelescape1 posted 02-03-2002 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I'm going with the EFI 225 Yam. for various reasons. Going through Hanckel Marine, not OB Shop...I could explain that decision in an e-mail, not on the board. Hanckel offers excellent sales and service, and a much better price. I'll have 2 Evin. 88 SPL's for sale if anyone's interested!
Peter posted 02-03-2002 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I think you'll like the 225 Yami EFI. I took the plunge in 2000 and repowered my 22 Revenge with one. I've had no significant problems after about 70 hours. I did have to change the spark plugs at about the 50 hour mark because some started to foul. I'm told that this is not uncommon and its not a big deal at $2 a plug. My 225 turns a 15 x 17 saltwater series stainless prop to about 52-5300 rpm. Top speed is about 44 to 45 mph on the Revenge. I have found that the 225's most efficient range on the 22 Revenge is between 3500 (~26 mph) and 4000 rpm (~31 mph) and as I calculate it gets a respectable 2.7 mpg in that range. I get about 2.5 mpg in my overall use. I would expect the numbers for the 22 Outrage to be a little better.

reelescape1 posted 02-03-2002 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
Thanks for the info. Peter, I'm going to start with a 19 prop. and see how it does. Does anyone have a 4 blade on a similar set-up and if so how is the performance?
Peter posted 02-04-2002 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
One thing I forgot to mention is that it took me a little while to get used to the sound of the motor operating under cylinder management scheme. Below about 2000 rpm the 225 operates on four cylinders and below about 850 rpm it operates on 5 cylinders, so its not quite as smooth as it could be at these engine speeds. I found that the cylinder management scheme makes it a little more difficult to determine when spark plugs are fouling.

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